Quote Originally Posted by Heliomance View Post
As regards dysphoria and tucking, I find my dysphoria is very strongly keyed to appearance. If I can look at myself and see a girl - and almost more importantly, if I'm sure that other people looking at me are seeing a girl - I have far less dysphoria, no matter what I can feel from my body.
Ah, there we go, the missing ingredient! I haven't started trying to pass yet, and I'm currently resigned to the fact that I look (extremely) male, so I don't freak out about others seeing me as male, because I know they will. Okay, maybe I do a little, but it's more of, "I know they see me as male, and I don't like it," than, "Are they seeing me as male? Female? I don't know!". Maybe once I get a bit further along, things will change.

Quote Originally Posted by Heliomance View Post
I got an immense happy thrill today when I was shopping, I asked to go and try on a bra, and none of the store assistants or other customers in the area gave me a second glance.
Yay! Happy Helio is happy!